Ynes Riojas of Karnes City, died Wednesday, March 29, 2017, at Frank M. Tejada Texas State Veterans Nursing Home in Floresville.

Mrs. Riojas was born April 12, 1924, in Weesatche to Clemente and Carmen Rodriguez. She was a member of St. Cornelius Catholic Church where she was a member of the Guadalupana Society, the church choir and the Cursillista Christian Group. She was known for her beautiful garden where she spent most of her time and loved making doilies for her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her sisters; and brother.

Survivors include her husband of 68 years, Hilario Riojas of Karnes City; sons, Art (Dolores) Riojas of San Antonio, Rudy (Kristine) Riojas of Kerrville and Edward (Leticia) Riojas of Karnes City; daughter, Mary Helen (Robert) Leal of Karnes City; grandchildren, Randy Riojas, Jeffrey Riojas, A.J. Elizondo, Cynthia Perez, Jennifer Shelby, Stephanie Russom, Rhea Martinez, Crystal Garza, Brittany Riojas, Amber Riojas, Zachery Riojas, Ryan Leal, Rudy Leal, Marissa Leal and Ronnie Leal; 28 great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Visitation was held Friday, March 31, from 3 to 7 p.m. at Rhodes Funeral Home in Karnes City. A rosary was recited there at 7 p.m.

The funeral Mass was celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 1, at St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Karnes City with burial following at Karnes City Cemetery.

Pallbearers were Randy Riojas, Zachery Riojas, Ryan Leal, Hunter Shelby, Ronnie Leal, Jeff Riojas and Rudy Leal.

Honorary pallbearers were Mike Ochoa, Andres Vasquez, Raymond Cantu, Raymond Escobar, Pablo Cruz and Gilbert Rodriguez.

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Arrangements were under the direction of Rhodes Funeral Home, Karnes City.